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The Conan Doyle, Edinburgh

73 York Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3JD
Phone: 01315579539
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Conan Doyle

A traditional looking street corner pub run by the Nicholson’s chain, it’s located towards the eastern end of the town centre and is reasonably compact internally with the left hand side designated as a restaurant complete with a “Please wait here to be seated” lectern.

Décor wise it’ quite traditional too with wood strip on the floor, dark flock wallpaper on the rear wall and dark green paintwork elsewhere. A small tiled fireplace was at the rear, although this appeared to be unused, along with a large and ornately carved bookcase. Various old black and white pictures of the locale were dotted around the walls, along with a couple of portrait photos of the author from which the pub takes it’s name. A TV screen was up on one wall showing a terrestrial channel, but the volume was off so this was not too intrusive and the picture was badly breaking up in any case.

The menu offered an extensive choice of pub grub dishes, and I opted for the Smoked Haddock and Kedgeree fish cakes. These were tasty enough, but the rice had certainly been used to bulk them up with little sign of any fish.

Beers on tap were Stewart Jack Back, Hook Norton X Ale, Stewart 80/-, St Austell Summer Anthem, Nicholson’s Pale Ale, Titanic Plum Porter and Vocation Cooler Shaker which was apparently a Passion Fruit Milkshake IPA! The solitary cider meanwhile was Mortimer’s Orchard, which went down very well. Overall, a decent enough bet if in the area.

On 28th June 2019 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Conan Doyle

The Conan Doyle is another of the Nicholson pubs in Edinburgh, but due to its position in the New Town at the east end of York Place it is well positioned to service locals and workers utilising the nearby St James Shopping Centre, Omni Centre and the Playhouse Theatre and as such had much less of a feel of being a tourist pub. And as it was the nearest decent traditional pub to our digs on the Royal Terrace we utilised it a few times for both food and drink.
And another difference I detected with this one over the other Nicholson outlets we tried in town, was that this one was staffed by locals, both in the efficient waitresses and the bar manager, who seemed to all know what they were doing on the service front.
Internally, the usual Nicholson’s décor is over two split levels with the bar on the higher level and the dining section down some steps to the exterior windows overlooking Broughton Street.
The bar supports a row of seven hand pumps and alongside the ubiquitous Deuchars IPA, Doombar and Nicholson’s house Pale Ale, these included Xingu Brazilian Gold, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Artisan Amarillo, and Harviestoun Natural Blond. Unluckily on two occasions the pint I was poured was on its way out, but was replaced on request with a different one without fuss on both occasions and the pump clip reversed, so can’t really complain about that.

On 5th August 2014 - rating: 7
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Conan Doyle

Bit quiet when we went in never come across this pub before all the times we have been to this city you dont get many bad pubs in the Nicholson concept and this was no exception had a good pint of Natural Blonde 4% WILL CALL BACK

On 21st July 2014 - rating: 6
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Edinburgh, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
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